Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Panjim April Quiz

Date: Sunday April 3
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Balasubramanian Vishwanathan
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Margao March Quiz

Date: Sunday, March 27 2016
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Urban Health Centre, opp. Hospicio, Margao
QM: Suraj Kamat
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SEQC Half-Open -- Episode 1 results and content

Things worked out rather neatly for Episode 1. We ended up having exactly eight teams in place, including teams made up on the spot, without having to modify rules significantly to accommodate any unexpected entrants / absentees. The competition was suitably tight, with at least one team securing its position purely on the basis of the 2 pre-registration bonus points it got. With a surprise or two in the final standings, the stage has certainly been set up interestingly for the forthcoming Episodes.

1st: The Vandals (Anjali Sen Gupta, Delson Roche, Rajiv D'Silva) – 195 points / 10 stars
2nd: Wagle ki Duniya (Ajey Patil, Nitish Wagle, Pallavi Dhakne) – 178 / 9*
3rd: Mad Men (Aditya Mallya, Sanjay Parab, Sanket Nayak) – 170 / 8*
4th: SAP (Anuradha Goyal, Paul Gatward, Suraj Kamat) – 143 / 7*
5th: Hey Prabhu Srividya (Mahesh Prabhu, Srijit Kumar, Vidyadhar Gadgil) – 118 / 6*
6th: Awesome (Anant Sridhar Prabhu, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Vishwanath Rajan) – 114 / 5*
7th: PV^2 (Pamela D'Mello, Parind Phadte, Viola Rodrigues) – 113 / 4*
8th: Wookies & Ewoks (Aditi Mascarenhas, Amey Parsekar, Ashwin Mascarenhas, Sunil Sardessai) – 85 / 3*


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

SEQC Half-Open: Episode 1

Date: Sunday March 13
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free. For pre-formed teams of three. Conditions apply (see posts below).

SEQC Half-Open -- Episode Format and Points Structure

Each Episode of the series will be conducted independently, and Stars will be awarded to teams as per their positions in each Episode. (I'm calling them Stars to distinguish them from the 'points' which we will use for scores during each Episode.) The cumulative Stars across the three Episodes will be used to decide the teams that appear in the Series Finale.

Each Episode will begin with a written round of 25-30 points, which will act as an Episode Eliminator.
-- If there are fewer than eight teams participating in a given Episode, no teams will be eliminated at the end of the written round. All the teams will fight it out for the full Episode.
-- If there are more than eight teams, the Episode Finals will consist of the top eight teams from the written round.
-- In either case, the scores from the Eliminator round will be carried into the Episode Finals.

Stars will be awarded for each Episode as follows:
1st place: 10 Stars
2nd place: 9 Stars
3rd place: 8 Stars
4th place: 7 Stars
5th place: 6 Stars
6th place: 5 Stars
7th place: 4 Stars
8th place: 3 Stars
All other participating teams: 1 Star each

As I mentioned, I would like to incentivise pre-registration of teams. Teams that pre-register for the tournament as detailed in the previous post will go into the first Episode Eliminator with a 2-point registration bonus. This may indeed make the difference between qualifying for the Episode Finals or not. Teams that pre-register but do not show up for Episode 1 can claim their registration bonus points at the first Episode in which they do appear. The registration bonus points are available only for the first Episode in which a team appears. The two-member-minimum rule applies even to this bonus -- at least two members of the team that appears must be listed in the pre-registration mail for the team to receive the bonus.

SEQC Half-Open -- Leaderboard Lists

List (A): Each team may have a maximum of only one member from this listRajiv D'Silva, Nitish Wagle, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Viola Rodrigues, Paul Gatward, Sanjay Parab, Lynn Barreto Miranda, Ameya Mardolkar

List (B): Each teams may have a maximum of two members from this and the above list (A) combined
Srijit Kumar, Gouthami, Julian D'Costa, Anjali Sen Gupta, Sunil Sardessai, Kanchan Gatward, Ajey Patil, Ashwini Joglekar

Announcing the SEQC Half-Open

The SEQC Half-Open (so-called because it's an Open Quiz, but with a couple of restrictions) is the quiz club's second series for the 2015-16 year. The quiz series will be held across three Episodes -- Sunday March 13 at ICG in Panjim; Sunday April 17 at the UHC in Margao; and Sunday May 15 at ICG in Panjim. It will be held as a league championship, with 'Stars' (to distinguish them from the points in individual Episodes) being won as per positions in each of the three events. The series will culminate in a Series Finale on May 15, after Episode 3 earlier the same day.

The series will be for pre-formed teams of three members each, with the following conditions:
(A) Not more than one member from amongst the top 7 in the Leaderboard, plus Rajiv
(B) Not more than two members from amongst the top 15 in the Leaderboard, plus Rajiv
[Rajiv appears separately in the lists, like Robert Vadra, because he has retired from the Leaderboard, but not from quizzing.]
This is based on the Leaderboard as it stands updated today, March 9, 2016. I will post the specific names on each of these lists in a separate post, so there is no room for confusion.

Teams that have no members from list (A) are allowed to have up to four members. This is particularly meant to encourage such possibilities as college or school teams, that may have none of the quiz club's 'stars', but as a team can be strong contenders nevertheless.

For a team in Episodes 2 or 3 to be considered the same as one that has appeared previously, at least two members from the original team must be common. This is irrespective of whether the original team had three members or four.
UPDATE: Teams will remain the same throughout the tournament. This will be true of both pre-registered teams and those formed on the spot. Teams with missing team members will participate with whomever is available on a given day. New arrivals can form teams of their own. There will be no lower limit to the number of members in a team for a specific Episode.

The quiz content will be of a general nature, with my intention to make the content as high-quality (not necessarily difficult, but certainly challenging and entertaining) as I can. Across the three Episodes, I will deploy many of the types of rounds that I generally like -- Connect, Theme, Multiple-Clue, etc -- plus a few new ones. I will put out a separate post detailing the planned format and league table structure.

I would ideally like teams to be pre-registered, and am incentivising that as detailed in the next post. To pre-register your team, please send a mail to seqcgoa@gmail.com before midnight on Saturday March 12. The mail should have the subject line 'Registration for SEQC Half-Open', and list the team members and a provisional team name.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Panjim March Quiz - Results

QM: Sanjay Parab

1st: [Anant Prabhu, Anjali Sengupta, Kanchan Gatward, Sanket Naik, Siddharth Misra] & [Aniruddha Sen Gupta, Anuradha Goyal, Parth Gaonkar, Shubhit] - 240
3rd: Ajey Patil, C. N. Prabhakar, Mahesh Prabhu, Nitish Wagle, Sunil Sardessai - 225
4th: Abhijeet Virgincar, Lynn Barretto Miranda, Paola Mambro, Paul Gatward - 215
5th: Hinal Hirani, Rajiv D'Silva, Saish Borkar, Vidyadhar Gadgil, Vinaykumar Hejmad, Vishwanath Rajan - 175
6th: Aditya, Gouthami, Srijit Kumar, Viola Rodrigues - 140

The next Panjim Monthly will be held on the 3rd of April, to be hosted by Balasubramanian Vishwanathan.

Panjim February Quiz - Results

QM: Siddharth Misra

1st: Mahesh Prabhu, Parind Phadte, Rahul Desai, Vidyadhar Gadgil - 190
2nd: Aakash Rodrigues, Nitish Wagle, Soham Kamat, Shaunak Sardessai, Sunil Sardessai - 155
3rd: Anjali Sen Gupta, Sanjay Parab, Siddhant Parab, Viola Rodrigues - 130
4th: Anant Prabhu, Aniruddha Sengupta, Blessie James, C. N. Prabhakar - 125
5th: Achintya Kambli, Adish Talwadker, Amit Shet, Eeshaan Vernekar, Parth Gaonkar, Rajiv D'Silva - 100
6th: Ajey Patil, Ameya Mardolkar, Gouthami, Shashank Krishna - 85

Friday, March 4, 2016

Music Quiz - 14 February 2016

QM: Rajiv D'Silva

1st: Annie Sengupta and Sachin Chatte - 105 points
Joint 2nd: Shwetambari Parab and Srijit Kumar - 80 points
Joint 2nd: Ashwini Joglekar and Sanjay Parab - 80 points
4th: Mathangi and Pallavi - 70 points
5th: Anuradha Goyal and Shreyas Naik - 35 points
6th: Nitish Wagle and Atharv Joshi - 30 points

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Panjim March Quiz

Date: Sunday March 6
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula
Time: 5 pm onwards
QM: Sanjay Parab
Flavour: General
Participation: Open to all, entry free.